Definitions for jerusalemdʒɪˈru sə ləm, -zə-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Je•ru•sa•lemdʒɪˈru sə ləm, -zə-(n.)
an ancient holy city for Jews, Christians, and Muslims; divided between Israel and Jordan 1948–67; Jordanian sector annexed by Israel 1967; capital of Israel since 1950. 591,400.
Category: Geography (places)
Jerusalem, capital of Israel(noun)
capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel; it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom
Ancient city of Palestine and the current capital of Israel; a holy city for Judaism (Temple of Solomon and the capital of the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judeah), Christianity (Christu2019s crucifixion and resurrection), and Islam (Muhammadu2019s ascension to heaven).
Origin: From Ierusalem, Hierusalem, from Latin Hierosolyma, from Ἰερουσαλήμ, from ירושלים, from Western Semitic (attested in Ancient Egyptian), compound of Semitic *uru 'house, town' and *salim either 'peace' or 'Shalim, Canaanite goddess of twilight'.
the chief city of Palestine, intimately associated with the glory of the Jewish nation, and the life and death of Jesus Christ
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the capital of Palestine, holy city of the Jews, belonged originally to the Jebusites, but was captured by David and made his capital; a strong place, built on four hills 2000 ft. above the Mediterranean, enclosed within walls and protected nearly all round by deep valleys and rising grounds beyond; it has been so often besieged, overthrown, and rebuilt that the present city stands on rubbish heaps, the ruins of ancient structures.